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ASIT IMproving Surgical Training (IST) representative VACANCY

ASiT is delighted to announce that applications are now open for the position of Improving Surgical Training (IST) representative

**CLOSING 23:59, Friday 8th June 2018 - APPLY TODAY!**


Dear ASiT Members,

We welcome members to take advantage of this fantastic opportunity, which will offer the successful applicant the chance to join the pan-speciality ASiT Council and represent the doctors and medical students on a national scale.

ASiT is committed to equality of opportunity and welcomes application forms from all suitably qualified applicants irrespective of religious belief, gender, race, disability, political opinion, age, marital status, sexual orientation or whether or not they have dependents.

The role of ASiT IST representative is a new role with the commencement of IST posts from August 2018. The IST representative will be responsible for representing and reporting issues in relation to improving surgical training for all IST trainees nationally.

The successful IST representative is expected to comply with the guidance for all Council members. Additional to this, as IST representative you will be expected to:

  • Distribute ASiT conference and ASiT official survey promotions via their LETBs mailing lists
  • Undertake additional activities i.e. attend ASiT supported regional events, and contribute to ASiT position statements.
  • Encourage new membership of ASiT in your region
  • Represent ASiT to the higher surgical training committees in your region, preferably by direct representation, or otherwise by formal liaison with theTrainee representative on that committee.
  • Ensure adequate representation for core surgical trainees in your region.
  • Organise at least one local ASiT meeting/course per year for trainees in your region.
  • Attend foundation year meeting to assess training needs and promote ASiT.
  • Attend local medical school to deliver lecture on a career in surgery, and promote ASiT.
  • Submit a document to the committee outlining their progress with the above objectives by December of each year


It is a requirement that candidates who wish to stand for election are an active member of ASiT and have been successfully accepted onto an IST programme commencing August 2018. A term of office of 2 years for an elected representative is required.

In order to apply, please email an up-to-date 1 page CV as well as a 500-word personal statement that will include:

  • Name
  • Email
  • Contact phone number
  • ASiT membership number
  • Training Programme
  • Committee / managerial experience
  • Teaching experience
  • What they can bring to ASiT
  • How they intend to fulfil their roles


Please save your application file as "Your Deanery_Your Name_Document type" (e.g. CV or personal statement). Applications should be emailed to with the role you are applying for as the subject heading, eg. IST REP.


Close: 23:59, Friday 8th June 2018

Joshua Clements
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